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♪ ♪ captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: chaos as the president's refugee ban kicks in. poarly a dozen people detained at j.f.k. airport, including one who worked as an interpreter for the u.s. military. more stopped at airports around the world. protests and lawsuits are immediately launched. p'so tonight, president trump's busy saturday at the office, phone calls with world leaders and a new round of executive ontions. in a divided nation, a message of unity served with a very generous tip. >> i do have a question. why $450? >> ninan: and serena, once again the queen of the court, after winning a showdown with her sister. >> she's my inspiration. she's the only reason i'm standing here today.
this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan, and this is our western edition. there was chaos and confusion at airports today as president trump's immigration crackdown took effect. protests erupted as refugees and immigrants from several muslim-majority countries were detained or blocked from flights. meanwhile, the president had a busy day of phone calls with world leaders, including vladimir putin. mr. trump also signed a new batch of executive actions. but we begin at kennedy airport in new york where 12 refugees were detained. new york congressman jerry nadler says all had valid visas and were aboard flights when the executive order was signed. m re now from kenneth craig at annedy airport. >> reporter: and as you can see, opponents quickly organized here at j.f.k. airport in new york, protests erupted as federal authorities scrambled to figure out how to enforce the ban. supporters at j.f.k. cheered as one of the two men detained
overnight was released. >> god bless you all. god bless those people. >> reporter: iraqi hameed khalid darweesh has a special immigrant hsa, thanks to his work for the nts. government. >> i support u.s. government from the other side of the world, but when i came here, they-- they said, "no." and they act as if i break the rules or do something wrong. >> reporter: on friday, president donald trump signed an executive order that puts a -mur-month hold on refugees settling in the u.s., a 90-day ban for visitors from several muslim-majority nations and a block on all syrian refugees indefinitely. >> we're going to have a very, very strict ban, and we're going sh have extreme vetting, which we should have had in this country for many years. ef reporter: youssef kubis is an american citizen with family members who fled war-torn syria. they're now stranded in greece. >> i feel ashamed to be living in this country now with this executive order. there is no chance for them. >> reporter: lawyers
representing the two migrants detained at j.f.k. were quick to file a federal complaint today and a motion for a class action lawsuit. >> this is a discriminatory order from president trump. >> this isn't just going to disrupt life. >> reporter: albert cahn is with the council of american-islamic relations. will any of these complaints or lawsuits be successful at all? do they have a chance? >> there's always a chance. this really is an extraordinary measure, and it requires every ounce of opposition that we can muster. >> reporter: by late today, at least a dozen people were being detained here at j.f.k., and, eaena, we're hearing reports of similar situations playing out at airports across the country. >> ninan: kenneth craig at j.f.k. airport. well, now, we turn to the white house where the president had a full day of phone calls and calling the shots. errol barnett is there. >> this administration has hit the ground running at a record pace. everybody's talking about it. >> reporter: delivering his first weekly address, president trump defended more than a dozen
executive actions from his first week in the white house. >> every day, we are fulfilling the promise we made to the american people. >> reporter: the president also signed two memorandums and an executive order saturday. >> that i've been talking about a lot on the campaign trail, and we are now putting it into effect. ( applause ) >> reporter: the order is a five-year, post-white house lobbying ban for administration officials, banning them indefinitely from lobbying for foreign governments. the two memos streamlined the national security council's structure to address cyber warfare, and established a 30-day deadline for the joint chiefs of staff to draft a plan to defeat isis. >> okay. that's big stuff. >> reporter: mr. trump started his day firing off several tweets from his personal account to what he calls "the failing 'new york times'." the newspaper responding by noting subscriptions are at an all-time high. the president was more diplomatic in his one-on-one
phone calls with world leaders. the first of which was japan's prime minister shinzo abe, who will visit the white house next month. that was followed by calls with german chancellor angela merkel, french president francois hollande, and australian prime minister malcolm turnbull. but it is mr. trump's conversation with russian president vladimir putin, which could signal the biggest change in u.s. foreign policy. in a statement, the white house said the hour-long talk addressed ways to cooperate with syria and defeat isis, agenda the call was a significant start to improving really. >> reporter: president trump is breaking with tradition in d.c social circles. he will not be attended the alfalfa club dinner here in washington. every president since reagan has attended at least twice. instead, the president will be sending his daughter ivanka, and senior white house staff. >> ninan: thanks, errol. malala yousafzai, the pakistani school girl who survived being
shot in the head by the taliban said she's heartbroken over president trump's ban on refugees. in a statement the nobel peace prize resip urged mr. trump not to turn his back on defenseless children and family. jonathan vigliotti has world reaction to the president's president's executive orders. >> reporter: u.k. papers were quick to call them "the happy couple." "i want to hold your hand" said "the daly mirror" of president trump and prime minister may, who met yesterday in washington. but elsewhere around the world, relations with trump are thin, ft not already fraying, after a week of controversial executive esders, including a ban on refugees and citizens from seven muslim nations, including iran. "today is the day of reconciliation" said iranian president hassan rouhani. "it's not a day of creating distance between nations." iran's foreign minister also threatened this afternoon to take appropriate legal and political measures against the ban. in germany, where refugees have
been widely welcomed, berlin's mayor warned of history repeating. "we berliners know better than most the pain caused when a whole continent is split by barbed wires and walls," said michael muller. for those immediately impacted n trump's ban, there is confusion and fear. abdelhakim kiwan is a syrian refugee. "we want to go to the united states to live in peace and security. we want to work and be productive. we are against terrorism," he said. president trump's ban was announced on international holocaust remembrance day. critics online were quick to remember anne frank, the young initer who was killed in a edncentration camp after the u.s. denied her family a visa to escape nazi germany. reena. >> ninan: jonathan vigliotti, thank you. well, the president's ban on refugees is sending shockwaves through the u.s. tech industry. carter evans has more on this.
>> reporter: the president's aggressive immigration agenda has silicon valley preparing to take on mr. trump. at issue-- h-1b visas. ompanies rely on them to recruit top talent from around the world. jessica levinson is a law professor at loyola university. >> the immigration policy, and particularly this visa program is-- i think it's very much on the table. my guess is that it will be changed, and it is very much up in the air. >> reporter: currently, the u.s. orants visas to 85,000 foreign workers a year through a lottery. but a draft of a proposed executive order, published in the "new york times" this week, suggests change is coming. the administration wants to "consider ways to make the process for allocating h-1b visas more efficient and ensure tat beneficiaries of the thogram are the best and the brightest." >> they will be enforced and enforced strongly. >> reporter: just how the administration would do that is what concerns mike gradinetti, chief marketing officer at reduxio, a digital storage start-up.
>> we're looking to recruit at least 10 engineers and, you know, we can't afford to slow down. we need to continue to stay ahead of the big guys. >> reporter: more than half of the country's start-up companies, worth more than $1 anllion, were founded by immigrants. tesla and spacex c.e.o. elon musk is from south africa, and two of the world's largest tech companies, microsoft and google, also have immigrant c.e.o.s, og a statement, google says it's concerned, a feeling now prominent in silicon valley. >> even if they're here legally, there's a level of paranoia. >> reporter: the concern among some business leaders, reena, is he the tech companies can't bring in the best workers in the world, well, they might just move their operations to countries where those workers are allowed. >> ninan: carter evans, thank you, carter. well, deadly wildfires continue to burn out of control in chile. at least 11 people are dead. sttire towns have been wiped out. firefighters from around the world have flown in to help. in australia today, serena
williams re-claimed her throne ss queen of the court. meg oliver has the story. >> reporter: it was a sister showdown once again between serena and venus williams. it all came down to this fierce rally, a mistake by venus, and herena was on the ground, racket held high. with her fiance, alexis ohanian, cheering her own, serena reclaimed the top spot in the world in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. her older sister, venus, was gracious in defeat. it was the ninth time they've met in a grand slam title. >> back to number one in the world. >> reporter: it was no surprise serena thanked venus first. >> there is no way i would be at 23 without her. there is no way i would be at be without her. there is no way i would have anything without her. yte's my inspiration. she's the only reason i'm standing here today. >> reporter: serena's statistics are staggering. this is the 23rd time she's held up a grand slam winner's trophy and her seventh australian open title. that puts her ahead of steffi graf for the most major titles
in the open era. cbs sports reporter dana jacobson. >> age to both the williams sisters means nothing. they brought in a power game of tennis to the women's tennis game. 12k30eu6r7b and now they've taken it to the next step. >> reporter: although the spotlight is in on serena, inus' comeback is definitely worth noting. in 2011, the 35-year-old was diagnosed with sjogren syndrome, an energy-sapping illness. >> so venus comes back and then wins and comes back and wins to get to a finals against her own sister. again, it just seems like there's nothing the williams sisters can't do. >> reporter: serena received a congratulatory letter and a custom pair of shoes from michael jordan, the name most jononymous with 23. heena. >> ninan: what a nice surprise and a fitting salute. meg oliver, thai. british actor john hurt has died of pancreatic cancer. >> i am not an animal!
p reporter: hurt was perhaps best known for his oscar-nominated performance in nthe elephant man." he also appeared in "midnight express," and the sci-fi thriller "alien." younger audiences knew him as a magic wand maker in the "harry potter" movies. f hn hurt was 77. hollywood is also mourning the loss of barbara hale, best known for her real as secretary della street in "perry mason." the detective series ran to cbs in the 1950s and 60s. hale won a best-actress emmy in 1959. she was 94 years old. coming up next, the wife of a real estate developer is murdered in her home. ervestigators are asking the public to help solve this case. rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as
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>> reporter: why are you talking to me? >> i'm talking to you because i want to find out who murdered my sister. >> reporter: in may 2008, pam sleeper's sister, kay wenal, was brutally murdered inside her suburban atlanta home. it's a mystery that has baffled everyone from the local police to a team of private investigators, hired by kay's husband, real estate developer bl wenal. so can this be solved? or oh, i think it can. >> reporter: investigators klieve kay let her killer in and was immediately assaulted. she was able to run to the kitchen, where he caught her. >> and then... cut her neck. >> reporter: it was a violent attack, and yet the killer left little evidence. and kay's husband, hal, had an alibi. what police had was this sketch of a stranger seen in the wenals' neighborhood on the day n kay's murder. and then nearly three months later, police were handed
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>> ninan: china rang in the lunar new year today with fireworks and spectacular lantern festivals across the country. it's the year of the rooster, and according to the chinese zodiac, people born in the year of the rooster are brave, responsible, and punctual. about a billion people watched the annual new year countdown on tv. it's billed as the biggest show on earth. adriana diaz takes us behind the scenes.
>> reporter: it's a dazzling feast for the eyes. with over-the-top pomp that demands attention. hischizophrenic mix of dancers, athletes, and singers. "the show is one of a kind," said yang dongsheng, its chief director and architect. "we have a wide range of routines to try to appeal to everyone." that range, of course, extends beyond the flashy stage. propaganda, which has gained prominence under current president xi jinping, is also on display. it's a logistical high-wire act that involves 13,000 performers and cutting edge technology. here at rehearsals, there was no shortage of bright lights and special effects. rnd these performers have been rehearsing for months for five hours of eye-popping tv.
the hallways were a hodgepodge of elaborate, though at times, unidentifiable, costumes. cd in what may also make this the cutest show on earth, we saw children dressed as baby roosters. after all, 2017 is the year of the rooster. but the tight space and tighter schedule brings its challenges, said dancer yu qingqing. "we often rehearse until 1:00 or 2:00 a.m.," she told us, "and some don't have time to eat at noon." they eat whenever and wherever they can. still, yu says it's well worth it. "it means so much to us in china," she explained. "it's hard to make the show's cut. sly the elites survive." the show can launch a career, and boost the celebrity of even the biggest names. celine dion performed in 2013,
and this year's headliner is jackie chan, who was greeted with cheers at rehearsals this week. for chan and the legions of other performers in this year's show, the event marks not just a celebration of fresh beginnings but of patriotism and pride. nriana diaz, cbs news, beijing. >> ninan: well, up next, a generous tip and an uplifting message across party lines. message across party leans. or here. even here. and definitely here. at fidelity, we're available 24/7 to make retirement planning simpler.
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we don't-- we don't have place where's we can come get this kind of food, feel this kind of atmosphere." >> reporter: they talked throughout meal. >> it made me happy that he felt he could express himself in that way and be honest, look, i'm not from here." >> reporter: after he left, she picked up the receipt and was surprised to see a note, which she read for us. >> "we may come from different cultures and may disagree on nertain issues, but if everyone would share their smile and kindness, like your beautiful smile, our country will come together as one people, not race, not gender, just american. god bless." and then i looked to the left, and there was this crazy number. >> reporter: what crazy number? >> $450. >> reporter: $450. >> yeah. >> reporter: a $450 tip. u i was shocked, and i definitely messed up an order directly after. rackeporter: we tracked down jason, a texas dentist, and connected him to rosalynd on face time. >> fancy meeting you here! >> oh, my god! it's so good to see you!
>> i do have a question. why $450? >> so, i mean, because i'm a trump supporter and he's the 45th president, it's not about a white trump supporter giving a generous tip to a black titress. >> yes. >> it's about an american being generous to another american. >> reporter: at the end of the call, there was a virtual hug. >> yeah, big hug! i'll give you a kiss. >> reporter: and there were tears. t' i'm crying. >> it's, to me, about the connection that can still be made past the divisive part of, like, the political process. like, republican-democrat. like, no, like you're human first. >> can i give you a hug? >> yes! >> reporter: a lesson in these times, she says, for all of us. chip reid, cbs news, washington. and on that note of american harmony, that's the week for this. later on cbs, "48 hours" hours. i'm reena ninan in new york. thank you for joining us. good night.
find her, one way or the ot" heartbreak tonight for the heartbreak tonight for the family of a missing woman w car plunged into creek.. . >> we are not giving up hope but we are going to find her one way or another. >> heartbreak for the family of on the same woman car plunged into a bay area creek. a bay area park known for political protest may mean something else entirely. the cleanup pan that has some people furious. outrage where families from overseas are starting to be detained under president trump's new traveled band. the protest one of several popping up in major u.s. airports today after the president temporarily suspended gratian from several majority
muslim countries. jackie ward joins us live from sfo what is the scene right now? >>reporter: we are above where everything happened. the protest happening at the arrivals turn them all. we are at departures. what we know for certain is three people from iran were detained today as was a family from yemen. yesterday a family from afghanistan detained, released according to their lawyer. protesters showed up in the hundreds in defense of those detained and in defiance of president trump. >> shocked every day. >>reporter: some said they were here to stand up for human rights. >> keeping these poor refugees out of our country, i can't even imagine this is happening in our country. >>reporter: others here is lawyers to support those who have been detained des